It's hardly f***en relevant - more inspectors to feature in press releases about 457 Visa Holders
Student visa numbers growing.
Illegal maritime arrival marketing campaign highly successful and numbers are booming.
Clearly, skilled migration for people with jobs who pay taxes is the problem and corrupt employers are exploiting the system to bring in foreigners who are their mates.
This sounds like a spin job for the hardly f***en relevant 457 Visa Holder John McTernan.
New powers for Fair Work inspectors to tackle visa rorts
You can read the entire story online at the Sydney Morning Herald here.
Australia's workplace rights watchdog will be given wider powers to investigate visa rorts, as the Gillard government continues its tough talking on ''rogue employers'' exploiting the section-457 foreign worker program. But federal ministers are tight-lipped on the prospect of earmarking extra money for enforcement in the upcoming budget.
Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor said the government would change the law to allow Fair Work inspectors to investigate employer sponsoring arrangements. They would check that 457 visa holders were being paid market rates specified in their approved visa and the job being performed matched the approved title and description.
Mr O'Connor said the Department of Immigration and Citizenship had 34 inspectors but Fair Work had more than 300, so the combination of forces would provide greater oversight of the 457 visa scheme. ''My concern has been all along that we do not want to see 457 applicants exploited,'' he said.
Here's one the Prime Minister prepared earlier (don't forget, he's hardly f***en relevant).
Our readers were as one with Julia Gillard. This hardly f***en relevant rorting of the 457 Visa program has to be stopped.
So our readers reported the rort in November last year. Here is a beautifully crafted letter.
Earlier this month, Rodney the writing reader reported on reaction to his attempts to help the Gillard Government root out rorts in our immigration program.
I know you will read this bulltish today about inspectors for the 457 working visa holders, you will see the unrestricted flow of illegal boats, the growth in student visa rorts, the presence in Gillard's own staff of a Visa rorter, our readers attempts to report him and the abject disinterest in the complaint by this government - and you will express disbelief. I do too. It is impossible to believe that this is the best government we are able to produce.
To the remnant sane amongst us please do not try to replicate my efforts in telling this story at home without expert supervision. You will undoubtedly go mad.